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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:32 pm 
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My AU has coolant leaking from either the gasket or the pipe at the back of the water pump?. Is this a known problem with the Au.
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:02 pm 
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depands on kilometres and age,,just fix it,,

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:40 pm 
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I know on the EF there is a rubber seal on the pipe that goes into the back of the water pump. These are supposed to be a common thing to fail after awhile.
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:50 pm 
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it is a common thing an AU,s and Even BA's. To fix it properly u require 2 parts, A new O'ring for the end of the pipe, and a spacer piece ford developed to stop it happening again. The spacer fits in the end of the pipe. I'll get part numbers shortly
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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:49 pm 
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I just made a document on this also... It can be found here.
http://www.mypage.tsn.cc/dave/Documents/water_pump.htm
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:27 pm 
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it is a common thing an AU,s and Even BA's. To fix it properly u require 2 parts, A new O'ring for the end of the pipe, and a spacer piece ford developed to stop it happening again. The spacer fits in the end of the pipe. I'll get part numbers shortly


Is this a big problem on earlier models (EA-EL) Also? As your Document refers to EA-BA. The reason I ask is that I never had a problem with my old EA leaking here, never even needed to change the waterpump. And I owned it 6 years. However I recently changed the waterpump on my EL, I didn't know anything about a spacer being required, am I likely to have a problem?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:10 pm 
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Thanks for your helpful information , I shall endeavour to fix the problem over the weekend .
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:12 pm 
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I know on the EF there is a rubber seal on the pipe that goes into the back of the water pump. These are supposed to be a common thing to fail after awhile.


yes and unfortunatley i didn't noticed mine until it had corroded enough of the pipe and I had to replace the whole water pump... oh well, all done now and hasn't dropped a drop!! :D

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:06 pm 
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naa its nowhere near as common on EA-EL's.
If you've recently done it and not used the spacer i wouldnt me too stressed about it as it probably wont leak for many more years again. We're just starting to see AU's doing it alot, but BA's have been doing it alot more as they have a different heater pipe.
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:23 pm 
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yep. doing heaps of au ones recently. then you run into that nice new problem of ford changing the design of the pump and moving the location of the pipe slightly just to make it that much harder to fit the bastard.
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:32 pm 
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thats why i only buy v8 s no oil or water leaks anymore :P
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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:59 pm 
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scotty both pumps are still availible i believe... i'll find the TSB and email it to u if u want
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:13 am 
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thats why i only buy v8 s no oil or water leaks anymore :P


Unless it is a Gen 3 V8 in which case you are wrong about the oil part :D :D

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:41 am 
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the 8's have issues with timing cover corrosion and valley gaskets. if it's a ford it's gonna leak. it's about that simple.
unless you want a full rebuild every couple of years.
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:17 pm 
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the 8's have issues with timing cover corrosion and valley gaskets. if it's a ford it's gonna leak. it's about that simple.
unless you want a full rebuild every couple of years.
well ive got 2 and have never had either leak and whats with if its a ford its gunna leak thats the stupidest thing ive ever read ford has allways been known for clean engines but ive only been a mechanic for 15 years what would i know about cars
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